Tag: hpc in the cloud
Whether your organization’s compute demands warrant 50 cores of HPC, or 50,000 cores, the management challenges are actually quite similar. It turns out that the same management software used to prepare a cluster of 10,000+ cores can actually create small clusters that much more reliably. So what lessons can any Enterprise IT organization learn from the experiences of their larger compute-consuming colleagues?
An HPC exec from HP considers the impact on massive cloud startup investments on future HPC Cloud ecosystem.
The idea that HPC in the cloud should be simple and fulfill the true promise of instant, on-demand resources without effort is faulty, according to Joe Landman, who argues that customer expectations are not meeting with HPC cloud realities.
Stormy weather projections aren’t the only reason why it’s cloudy in New Orleans this year. On the official program for SC10 there are a number of sessions, presentations, tutorials and poster receptions all geared toward exploring specific topics in the HPC cloud arena. We’ve put together a meaty list for those who wish to hear some leading luminaries in HPC and cloud debate and explain current challenges and successes–and we hope to see you for at least a few.
This year HPC in the Cloud announced the winners for its first annual Editors’ Choice award, which pulled together our top eight picks for the year, forming not only a “who to watch” list but also recognizing a handful of vendors for their commitment to improving the cloud for scientific and large-scale enterprise users.
While it’s oftentimes worthwhile to present awards to those who are providing a remarkable or innovative service yet still fly under the radar, when it comes to cloud platform leaders, sometimes going with the “obvious” choice is the only option–and for good reason.
Cloud security innovation goes far beyond providing a particular product that works well or has been widely adopted. IBM and Novell have been selected as innovators due to the research efforts they’ve led to create more secure cloud enviornments.
This year HPC in the Cloud presented its first annual Editors’ Choice Awards in Santa Clara, California. Platform Computing was selected for one such award due to its long-standing commitment to grids, clusters and the evolution of both into cloud computing.
Tom Statchura from Intel attended the IDF 2010 in San Francisco this year where he aided in the demonstration of an ideal scenario for HPC in the cloud—what is most frequently referred to as “bursting” to gain additional capacity.
Cloud infrastructure is still lucrative if comparing its economics to building in-house HPC machines. However, cloud for HPC has to be efficient enough to reach proper performance ceilings without disappointing customers who probably experienced at a certain point to run their HPC applications on dedicated machines. As part of an ongoing series, Dr. Mohamed F. Ahmed addresses the multitude of challenges inherent to porting HPC applications in the cloud and what steps need to be taken in research to address such barriers.